In the second week of April, the U.S. Mint will launch two new numismatic products, the Arthur $1 Coin Cover and the 2012 Proof Silver Eagle, the latter being most popular.
Starting off Monday is the Chester Arthur Presidential $1 Coin Cover. Two circulating quality $1 coins from the first day of production, one from Philadelphia and the other from Denver, are mounted on a durable display card with a 45-cent postage stamp. It will be $19.95, the same price as last year’s issues in the series.
Upon its release, the $1 cover honoring the 21st President may be purchased through the U.S. Mint website via his product page.
Tens of thousands of collectors are waiting for Thursday’s big release. The initial price of the 2012 Proof Silver Eagle will be $59.95 with no household limits. The proof strike will bear the "W" mint mark on its reverse beside the heraldic eagle with shield design. The American Silver Eagle’s obverse features the famous Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Lady Liberty design.
The Proof Silver Eagle page on the U.S. Mint website can be found here.
Each of the new products will be available on their respective issue date beginning at 12:00 noon ET.
For reference, the following grid offers a listing of U.S. Mint scheduled product releases for the remaining weeks of April:
Remaining U.S. Mint April 2012 Numismatic Product Releases
|Release Date||U.S. Mint 2012 Numismatic Product||Product Price|
|4/9||Chester Arthur $1 Coin Cover||$19.95|
|4/12||Proof Silver Eagle||$59.95|
|4/17||Chaco Culture Quarters Three-Coin Set||$9.95|
|4/19||American Gold Eagle Proof Coins||TBD|
|4/24||America the Beautiful Quarters Uncirculated Coin Set||$12.95|
|4/24||Presidential $1 Coin Proof Set||$18.95|
|4/26||Native American $1 Coin Rolls||$32.95|